posted on May 28, 2013 07:02
The Batavia City Council tonight is expected to discuss laws approved in two other Western New York communities fining landlords for the criminal or nuisance behavior of their tenants.
The Towns of Niagara and Cheektowaga are already doing it.
Councilpersons Pier Cipollone and Brooks Hawley have requested the topic be put on tonight’s Conference Agenda.
Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall.
If you wish to speak to the council, sign in first with the City Clerk.
PHOTO: Rainbow visible this morning from Batavia Fire Station on Evans St.
Five children and two adults are injured following a crash involving a van and a truck towing a camper in Wyoming County. A van carrying three adults and four children slowed for animals crossing Route-98 in Arcade, and the truck and camper were unable to stop and struck the van from behind. One teenager from each vehicle was flown to Women and Children's Hospital for treatment of serious but not life threatening injuries, with the other three children and two adults transported by ambulance to the hospital.
The Darien Lake concert season has begun and so have the arrests.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports seven arrests following the Tim McGraw concert on Sunday. Charges ranged from marijuana possession and harassment to refusing to leave the venue.
Another 30 persons were ticketed for underage drinking.
The U.S. Veterans Administration has announced plans for a new outpatient medical clinic in the Rochester area. The 14-million-dollar facility will replace similar outpatient facilities in Canandaigua and Rochester, both of which will close when the new center opens. Officials say current VA outpatient facilities in and around Rochester are inadequate, and are not equipped to handle the number of injured soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The location of the new facility has not been decided.
Still no sign of the missing cancer patient aboard an "Angel Flight" that crashed last week about an hour west of Albany, New York. Authorities presume Frank Amerosa died in Friday night's crash of the twin-engine plane. The bodies of the pilot and Amerosa's wife have been recovered. Crews say they'll resume search efforts today.
New security measures will be in place when the Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4th. Under the new plan, security screenings won't be carried out until ferry passengers arrive at Liberty and Ellis islands. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says that's like screening airline passengers after they get off a plane. Between 9-11 and Hurricane Sandy, screenings were done in Manhattan and Liberty State Park in New Jersey. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has asked the Interior Secretary to go back to the old way, saying the threat of terrorism has not abated since 9-11.